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Brain Bleeds & Smoking
Smoking habits can have a number of adverse health effects. There is good news—when you finally quit smoking, you may also reduce the chances of life-threatening brain bleeds.
No Smoking After a Stroke!
Not smoking after a stroke should be a no-brainer...but quitting smoking is tough, even after a stroke. Smoking cessation plans, support and medication could help.
Smoking Bans Lower Heart Attacks
Anti-smoking rules now allow four out of five Americans to enjoy clean air in most public places. The icing on the cake showed a reduced chance of heart attack for non-smokers.
E-Cigarettes Not So Bad
It looks like a cigarette, feels like a cigarette, but doesn't have the tobacco content or familiar smell of regular cigarettes. Rather, these electronic cigarettes come in a variety of flavors that emit water vapor as they simulate the effect of smoking.
Smoke & Blood Clots
Studies have shown that secondhand smoke can still put people at risk for health problems, but how? The answers are in the blood.
Smoking Cigarettes May Trigger ALS
It is common knowledge that smoking cigarettes is bad for you. For those with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, smoking can be especially damaging.
Secondhand Smoke Puts Kids at Risk
The cough reflex works to eject toxins from the respiratory system. If the cough reflex doesn’t work right, respiratory infection risk is higher.
Plain Cigarette Packaging
There are a lot of occasional smokers out there. And, they seem to be more open to accepting the fact that cigarettes are unhealthy than daily smokers.
Nicotine Replacement Therapies Do Help
Nicotine patches or prescriptions like Zyban and Chantix can help smokers quit. Staying strong and not going back to smoking is the hard part and these aids can help.
Uruguay’s Anti-Smoking Success
Health problems associated with smoking are a global health issue. Uruguay and Canada teamed up to see whether anti-smoking campaigns in Uruguay have worked.